One of the state’s leading entrepreneurs will speak on campus about what it takes to make it in the business world.

Learn how Timothy T. Day, chairman and principal founder of Bar-S Foods Co., grew his company to one of the largest privately held businesses in state, with sales in excess of $450 million.

Bar-S Foods is the leading manufacturer and marketer of franks, bacon, sliced lunchmeat, smoked sausage and corn dogs in the United States. The company’s corporate office is in Phoenix, with its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Oklahoma and regional sales offices throughout the country.

Day will share his industry insight during a discussion at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the Gardner Auditorium of The W.A. Franke College of Business. The event is free, but due to limited seating, tickets are required. Pick up tickets in room 214 of the business college, or call (928) 523-3657.

Bar-S Foods began operations in 1981 following the acquisition of assets from the Cudahy Company, the largest subsidiary of General Host, where Day served in numerous executive positions, including as group vice president of operations.

Day wrote about his successful life in his autobiography, One Day’s Journey—The Life and Legacy of Timothy T. Day, published in 2005.

Day was named an Entrepreneurial Fellow by the University of Arizona in 1991 and was selected as Master Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest Region in 1992 by the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute.

He graduated from Wesleyan University and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.